The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, December 19, 2018, Page 28, Image 28

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
999 Public Notice
individual; FIDELITY
SERVICES, LLC a Delaware
Corporation; and DOES 1
through 50
Successor Co-Trustees of the C.
Andro Petersen Trust Dated
October 14, 2002: NOTICE!
You have been sued. The court
may decide against you without
your being heard unless you
respond within 30 days. Read the
information below. You have 30
calendar days after this summons
and legal papers are served on
you to file a written response at
this court and have a copy served
on the plaintiff. A letter or phone
call will not protect you. Your
written response must be in
proper legal form if you want the
court to hear your case. There
may be a court form that you can
use for your response. You can
find these court forms and more
information at the California
Courts On-line Self-Help Center
your county law library, or the
courthouse nearest you. If you
cannot pay the filing fee, ask the
court clerk for a fee waiver form.
If you do not file your response
on time, you may lose the case by
default, and your wages, money,
and property may be taken
without further warning from the
court. There are other legal
requirements. You may want to
call an attorney right away. If you
do not know an attorney, you
may want to call an attorney
referral service. If you cannot
afford an attorney, you may be
eligible for free legal services
from a nonprofit legal services
program. You can locate these
non-profit groups at the
California Legal Services
(, the
California Courts Online
Self-Help Center
or by contacting your local court
or county bar association. NOTE:
The court has a statutory lien for
waived fees and costs on any
settlement or arbitration award of
$10,000.00 or more in a civil
case. The court's lien must be
paid before the court will dismiss
the case. The name and address
of the court: San Diego Superior
Court, 330 W. Broadway, San
Diego, CA 92101.
The name, address, and telephone
number of plaintiffs’ attorney, or
plaintiff without an attorney, is:
Steven E. Boehmer, 8100 La
Mesa Blvd., Ste. 200, La Mesa,
CA 91942. (619)440-4444
LAIRD: Business poised
for major growth
spurt in Sisters
Continued from page 1
from private investors who
will hold a minority share of
the company. Paul Hodge,
Laird CEO, said it happened
very quickly. These kinds of
things generally take at least
a couple of months and this
deal was concluded in a cou-
ple of weeks.
The company is named
after Laird Hamilton, a
world-famous surfer, who
was looking for a more nutri-
tional creamer for his coffee
and created his own recipe at
home. From there the com-
pany has grown to include a
number of other nutritious
products, all of which are
made from natural ingredients
with no preservatives.
The announcement of
the investment was origi-
nally set to be made in early
January 2019, but a reporter
for The Bulletin discovered
their Form D filed with the
Securities and Exchange
Commission and called Laird
Superfood for comment. They
decided to comment due to
the fact there were errors in
the filing and they wanted to
correct those.
The names of the pri-
vate investors still have not
been revealed and will be
announced the first week in
What this expansion
means for Sisters is significant
in a number of ways. Hodge
told The Nugget that over the
next five years they plan to
have 500 employees working
in Sisters. They have plans
to build a 30,000-square-
foot warehouse on the cor-
ner of North Pine Street and
Lundgren Mill Drive, next
to their two new production
and office buildings. They
have an option to purchase all
the property from Lundgren
Mill south to the stop sign at
The company plans to hire
local people first, but for that
many employees and a num-
ber of jobs requiring special
skill sets, it will also be nec-
essary to bring people in from
outside. Of their current 70
employees, Hodge estimates
about two-thirds of them
come from Bend, Redmond,
and Sisters and one-third
were brought in. If the new
employees follow the current
trend, those under 40 will opt
to live in Bend for the social
scene and those who are older
and with families will choose
to live in Sisters.
Laird will be hiring to fill
positions in administration,
finance, sales, digital market-
ing, social media advertising,
package design, IT, com-
puter support, purchasing,
manufacturing, shipping, and
The City presented a check for $51,000 to Laird Superfood in June 2017 to assist with their locating in Sisters. In
a year and a half’s time, they are projecting to have 500 employees working in Sisters by 2023.
logistics. As they roll out their
products to the national mar-
kets, they will require a large
number of account managers
who will handle their whole-
sale accounts.
All of the product will
be shipped out of Sisters
by truck. Hodge admitted it
could have been easier if they
had located somewhere else
but said, “The type of people
we want to hire are attracted
Laird wants to do good
things for the local commu-
nity and allow younger peo-
ple the opportunity to live and
work in Sisters.
Hodge said that after sell-
ing his business in the East,
he and his wife had the oppor-
tunity to choose anywhere to
live. They chose Sisters as
the place to raise their family.
They enjoy the recreational
activities, Central Oregon in
general, and the community
of Sisters.
Hodge indicated an inter-
est in talking with the school
district about establishing a
food management program
at the high school so stu-
dents would be able to come
to work at Laird upon gradu-
ation. They could also con-
sider an intern program with
students gaining workplace
“In supporting them (with
training), they can support us
(with trained employees),”
Hodge said.
The response from the
public sector in Sisters
has been overwhelmingly
“Sisters is blessed to have
Laird Superfood headquar-
tered in Sisters,” said Mayor
Chuck Ryan. “It is such a
great fit given its low impact
environmentally. Their recent
growth announcements will
be a tremendous positive
impact economically to the
City and surrounding areas
and goes a long way in help-
ing accomplish one of our
main visioning goals, which is
creating a vibrant and diverse
local economy.”
The mayor went on to say,
“With that said, there will be
some challenges that need to
be addressed with that type
of growth, including provid-
ing local affordable housing
options for their workforce.
We want to have these work-
ers live and raise families in
Sisters Country, which will
have huge positive effects on
the economy and the school
He concluded, “We will
also want to engage further
with workforce develop-
ment programs by partnering
with the school district, local
businesses, and workforce
See LAIRD on page 30
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Principal Broker
Jonathan Hicks
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